The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 254 155 172
Rank change year-on-year
-99 +17
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 11 95 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.15% 1.37% 1.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.61% 5.75% 4.38%
Number of salaries quoted 11 95 80
Average salary £52,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.66% +7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £51,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+28.75% +6.66%
MCSD
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1801 1652 1828
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.28% 23.89% 25.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1525 1402 1592
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,250 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MCSD
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the North West region.

MCSD Salary Trend in the North West

MCSD
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSD across the North West region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

MCSD Salary Histogram in the North West

MCSD
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the North West region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire -9 5 £52,000 +38.66% 1
Cumbria - 5 £65,000 -
Manchester -49 1 £32,500 -13.33% 1
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD.

1 40 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (80.00%) .NET
2 32 (80.00%) ASP.NET
3 30 (75.00%) C#
3 30 (75.00%) MVC
3 30 (75.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 24 (60.00%) SQL Server
5 23 (57.50%) MCTS
6 22 (55.00%) TDD
6 22 (55.00%) MCP
6 22 (55.00%) MCAD
6 22 (55.00%) WCF
6 22 (55.00%) Razor View Engine
6 22 (55.00%) Web Application Development
6 22 (55.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
8 16 (40.00%) SharePoint
9 13 (32.50%) Scrum
9 13 (32.50%) NUnit
9 13 (32.50%) Unity DI Container
9 13 (32.50%) Castle Windsor
9 13 (32.50%) Ninject
9 13 (32.50%) Rhino Mocks
9 13 (32.50%) Moq
9 13 (32.50%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (32.50%) Kanban
9 13 (32.50%) Dependency Injection
9 13 (32.50%) Inversion of Control
9 13 (32.50%) Spring.NET

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 7 (17.50%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Visualfiles
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (22.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.50%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 13 (32.50%) NUnit
1 13 (32.50%) MSTest
1 13 (32.50%) Rhino Mocks
1 13 (32.50%) Moq
2 1 (2.50%) Subversion
2 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (2.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 33 (82.50%) Developer
2 22 (55.00%) .NET Developer
3 8 (20.00%) Senior Developer
4 7 (17.50%) Architect
4 7 (17.50%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (10.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (10.00%) Technical Architect
6 1 (2.50%) Applications Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (2.50%) Programmer
6 1 (2.50%) Software Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (80.00%) ASP.NET
1 32 (80.00%) .NET
2 30 (75.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 22 (55.00%) Razor View Engine
3 22 (55.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 22 (55.00%) WCF
4 13 (32.50%) Spring.NET
4 13 (32.50%) Unity DI Container
4 13 (32.50%) Castle Windsor
4 13 (32.50%) Ninject
5 9 (22.50%) CSS
6 8 (20.00%) Ajax
6 8 (20.00%) .NET Framework
6 8 (20.00%) jQuery
7 2 (5.00%) Classic ASP
7 2 (5.00%) SOAP
7 2 (5.00%) XML
8 1 (2.50%) XSLT
8 1 (2.50%) WSDL
8 1 (2.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (32.50%) Inversion of Control
2 8 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.00%) UNIX
1 8 (20.00%) Solaris
2 7 (17.50%) Windows
2 7 (17.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (75.00%) MVC
3 22 (55.00%) TDD
3 22 (55.00%) Web Application Development
4 13 (32.50%) Scrum
4 13 (32.50%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (32.50%) Kanban
4 13 (32.50%) Dependency Injection
5 9 (22.50%) Waterfall
5 9 (22.50%) BDD
5 9 (22.50%) CQRS
5 9 (22.50%) Domain-Driven Design
6 7 (17.50%) Migration
7 4 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (10.00%) Load Balancing
8 1 (2.50%) ITIL
8 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.50%) SOA
8 1 (2.50%) Data Analysis
8 1 (2.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 30 (75.00%) C#
2 8 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.00%) SQL
3 2 (5.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.50%) AWK
4 1 (2.50%) VB6
4 1 (2.50%) Korn
4 1 (2.50%) XPath
4 1 (2.50%) Bourne shell
4 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.50%) VB
4 1 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 40 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (57.50%) MCTS
3 22 (55.00%) MCP
3 22 (55.00%) MCAD
4 7 (17.50%) MCSE
4 7 (17.50%) CCA
4 7 (17.50%) Citrix Certification
4 7 (17.50%) CCEA
4 7 (17.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
4 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.50%) Citrix
2 7 (17.50%) VMware
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle
Blackpool, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Rochdale
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago